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2 Rochester residents charged in Ames St. murder



Rochester, New York – According to officials with the Rochester Police Department, on Friday, two Rochester residents were charged with the murder of 41-year-old Julius Hagood.

Hagood was found shot dead in a vehicle behind an abandoned house on Ames Street, on the evening of March 30, authorities said. Investigators determined he had been shot elsewhere and then moved to the vehicle.

32-year-old Tyrell Doty and 37-year-old Alexis Chung were identified as suspects, after an intensive investigation by the RPD Major Crimes Unit.

Nine days later Doty was arrested in Cheektowaga for an unrelated incident of driving a stolen vehicle, drug possession, and giving a false name, according to authorities. After his release on April 13, police took Doty into custody, indicting him on robbery and firearm offenses in an arrested official say was directly connected to the Hagood case.

According to authorities, on June 22, Chung was arrested for theft in Erie County and turned over to the US Marshals Task Force on a sealed indictment, or a non-public indictment.

Two days later, the indictment was unsealed and charged both Chung and Doty with murder in the second degree for the shooting and killing of Hagood.

“Other than saying the suspects and Hagood were known to one another, we will not be providing additional information at this time,” RPD officials wrote in a press release.

Due to six prior criminal convictions, three of which are felonies, Doty is prohibited from possessing a firearm in New York.

Doty was supposed to be on parole until September 2022 for his most recent felony conviction, according to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

Doty was discharged from supervision, despite multiple arrests for new crimes while on parole.